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A deserted street ahead of Muharram

Srinagar tense ahead of Muharram test as lockdown, pellets leave residents fuming

Srinagar residents plan processions on Muharram despite security clampdown, say it's unfair to stop followers from observing festival that holds deep meaning for them.
The Muharram procession underway. | Photo: Azaan Javaid | ThePrint

Kashmir photojournalist hit with pellets, 3 others hurt while covering Muharram procession

The alleged assault took place around 2pm Saturday at Hasanabad locality in Srinagar, which has a predominantly Shia population.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the event | @BJP4India/Twitter

PM website calls period of mourning ‘Ashara’ as ‘Ashara Mubarak’ & Shias are not happy

Several Muslims have taken objection to the PM's website using the word ‘Mubaraka’ for a period of mourning.
Chinese officials in Pakistan

Will China bail out a broke Pak or is IMF the last resort?

Here's what's happening across the border: Sindh government restricts movement of hardline religious scholars ahead of Muharram; a Pakistani V-blogger is captivating YouTube users with his recipes. 

On Camera

Apps displayed on a phone | Photo: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Chinese apps ban doesn’t end user data theft. There is bloatware you can’t even uninstall

Considering India doesn’t have a dedicated law on data protection, regulators should either ban these pre-installed apps or make them more accountable.
A deserted road during the 'triple lockdown' strategy in Thiruvananthapuram on 6 July | ANI Photo

Kerala’s $14-15 bn 2019 remittances could see $2 bn drop this year – World Bank expert

Fall in remittances can hurt Kerala’s finances seriously. World Bank is working with state govt on ‘diaspora bonds’, to mobilise savings of expats.

Defence

File image of Indian soldiers in Ladakh | By special arrangement

PLA troops ‘completely move out’ of Galwan as India-China head towards total disengagement

India and China have begun a second attempt at disengagement in Ladakh after a 61-day stand-off along the western sector of the LAC.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

It’s time for China, Pakistan, even India to rethink the fantasy Modi called expansionism

India, China and Pakistan all want territory from another. But it’s a pursuit doomed to fail as they can’t get it without annihilating the other.